Need assistance with flood damage?
¿Necesita ayuda con los daños por inundaciones?

Call the Home Cleanup Hotline at 844.965.1386
Llame a la línea directa de limpieza de viviendas al 844.965.1386

Help for renters
and landlords

Rent Help

Community Action Marin can help low-income Marin County residents and landlords apply to receive rental assistance for back rent due between April 1, 2020 through now.

To be eligible for the program, households must be resident of the County of Marin and meet one of the requirements below. There is no citizenship requirement for these funds.

  1. Experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship during or due, directly or indirectly, to the coronavirus pandemic
  2. One or more individuals within the household can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness; or housing instability as defined by US Treasury guidelines.
  3. Household income at or below 80% of Area Median Income. In Marin County, a low-income household is defined as a household that earns below the following by household size:
Household Size Low-Income Household Annual Income (updated 04/12/2021)
1 $102,450
2 $117,100
3 $131,750
4 $146,350
5 $158,100
6 $169,800
7 $181,500

Please note that this income will be determined by the household’s current income, as opposed to annual income for tax purposes.

Eligible Expenses (Program):
1. Rent and utility arrears
2. Funds borrowed to pay rent or utility payments
3. Subtenants

Assistance Limits:
No household may receive more than 18 months of combined assistance from previous Marin County rental relief programs.


Please Note: New users must first register their account before signing into the portal. If you have an existing account from a prior County Rental Assistance application, please sign in using your existing Credentials.
If you forgot your password, please click on forgot password and you will receive an email to rest your password.

For more information, email [email protected] or call 415-223-1478.

Please upload the following documents

1. Copy of your photo ID. You can satisfy this requirement using one (1) of the

  • Current Driver’s License with photograph (from the U.S. or any of its
  • Non-Driver’s Identification Card with photograph (from the U.S. or any
    of its territories)
  • Passport
  • Identification from County of Origin with photograph (non-U.S.)
  • U.S. Permanent Resident Card
  • U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (good for 10 years after date of issue
  • Learner Permit with photograph (from the U.S. or any of its territories)
  • Work Identification with photograph

2. Income Documentation. You can satisfy this requirement using one (1) of the

  • Pay stub(s) (minimum 30 days)
  • Unemployment award letter
  • W-2
  • Bank statement (reflecting salary or reduction in salary)
  • Letter from employer (reflecting income level, decrease in income level
    or layoff)
  • Form 1040 as filed with IRS
  • Benefits award letter (social security, VA, etc.)
  • Self-declaration statement (can be used if self-employed or if other
    documents cannot be produced)

3. Proof of Tenancy. You can satisfy this requirement using one (1) of the following:

  • First page of current lease
  • Utility bill showing address
  • Notice of past due rent
  • Eviction notice